Former skipper labels England Ashes favourites

Former skipper Charlotte Edwards has declared that the England Women’s team should be considered favourites to win the Ashes.

Edwards was part of the England squad that retained the Ashes in Australia in 2008 and captained the team to a World Cup and World T20 Double in 2009.

She won the Ashes three times during her playing days and feels that England can reclaim the ‘urn’ after their World Cup triumph.

England beat Australia during the 2017 World Cup group stages and went on to win the final against India at Lord’s.

The squad to tour Australia was announced last week with Heather Knight leading a 15-strong unit that will mount the Ashes challenge.